Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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East Haven Courier

East Haven boys’ basketball coach Ricky Narracci was recently named the new head coach of the Yellowjackets’ golf squad. Photo courtesy of Ricky Narracci

East Haven Courier

All-time East Haven wrestling standout Jeff Fletcher is taking the reins as the new head coach of the Joseph Melillo Middle School wrestling squad. Photo courtesy of Anthony Verderame

East Haven Courier

East Haven resident and North Haven graduate Jeff Crisafi has spent the last 11 years as an assistant coach with the Yellowjackets’ softball team. As a coach, Jeff is continuing a family tradition that was started by his grandfather and Frank and continued by his father Ed. Photo courtesy of Jeff Crisafi

Crisafi Proudly Continues Family Tradition

Published May 29, 2020 01:44 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Marchello DeLucia was a rising senior as a singles player for the East Haven boys’ tennis team entering this year. He was also named one of the Yellowjackets’ captains.

Photo courtesy of Marchello DeLucia

DeLucia Honored to Wear the Captain’s Hat

Published May 23, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Tori Heaphy had a breakout season for the East Haven softball team last year, putting up big numbers for the Yellowjackets both on the mound and at the dish. A junior, Tori still has one more season remaining to compete with the Easties. Photo courtesy of Tori Heaphy

East Haven Courier

Becky Flynn batted .407 en route to earning All-SCC honors for the East Haven softball team as a junior last spring. Becky was named a senior captain for the Yellowjackets this year. Photo courtesy of Becky Flynn

East Haven Courier

Taylor Salato garnered All-SCC and All-State First Team accolades as a junior on the East Haven girls’ basketball team this year.

Photo courtesy of Taylor Salato

Salato Makes All-SCC, All-State for East Haven

Published April 30, 2020 05:19 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Kisha Francois continued her run of success with the East Haven track program by having a great junior campaign this winter. Kisha’s season was highlighted by a first-place finish in the long jump at the Class M State Championship. Photo courtesy of Kisha Francois

Francois Stays Humble Through Success

Published April 23, 2020 02:32 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Junior Mat DiVito recorded 40 victories, including the 100th win of his career, while wrestling in the 126-pound division for the Yellowjackets this winter. Photo courtesy of Mat DiVito

DiVito Reaches 100 Wins as a Junior

Published April 16, 2020 04:07 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior captain Arianna Zambrano grew as an athlete and a person during her career with the East Haven pom-pom squad.

Photo courtesy of Arianna Zambrano

East Haven Courier

Junior guard Alias Ford never backs down from a challenge while covering all ends of the court for the East Haven boys’ basketball team. Photo courtesy of Ricky Narracci

Ford Plays with Confidence on the Court

Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

East Haven sophomore Zayuri Castaneda made history when she took first place in the 235-pound division at inaugural Girls’ Wrestling Invitational. Photo courtesy of Zayuri Castaneda

Castaneda Makes History on the Mat

Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Ian Loehmann completed his career with the East Haven boys’ indoor track program by having a great senior season in which he posted a pair of top-three finishes at the SCC West Sectional Championship. Photo courtesy of Ian Loehmann

Loehmann’s a Jack-of-All-Trades in Track

Published March 20, 2020 04:12 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior goalie captain Logan Hamilton garnered All-Conference honors in his final campaign playing net for the East Haven co-op ice hockey team. Photo courtesy of Logan Hamilton

Hamilton Holds Down the Fort in Goal

Published March 12, 2020 04:00 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Enzo Bunce won his fair of share of matches while forming many friendships throughout his career with the East Haven wrestling team. Photo courtesy of Enzo Bunce

Bunce Finds a Family with East Haven Wrestling

Published March 06, 2020 04:22 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Junior assistant captain Rocco Plano is one of the leaders on the East Haven co-op hockey squad this year. A defenseman, Rocco averages around 33 minutes of ice time per game for the Yellowjackets. Photo courtesy of Rocco Plano

Plano Never Rests on Defense

Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:58 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior captain Lexi Pendziwater has helped the East Haven girls’ basketball team reach new heights in recent seasons and is looking for a great finish to her high school career. Photo courtesy of Lexi Pendziwater

East Haven Courier

East Haven basketball alum Mark Stout came back to his alma mater to join the Yellowjackets’ coaching staff this winter. Mark also coaches the Junior Basketball team that his daughter Meadow plays for in Branford. Photo courtesy of Mark Stout

East Haven Courier

Fabricio Bugatti has been wrestling since he was in 5th grade and is now a senior captain on the East Haven wrestling squad. Photo courtesy of Fabricio Bugatti

Bugatti Sets Great Example as a Grappler

Published Feb. 06, 2020 01:25 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

East Haven sophomore Hethon Foster feels happy to be competing for the Greater New Haven Warriors’ boys’ swimming and diving team in its inaugural season. Photo courtesy of Hethon Foster

Foster’s Excited to Swim for the Warriors

Published Jan. 30, 2020 04:18 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Mike Caruso helped the East Haven football team achieve back-to-back 7-3 seasons during the past two campaigns. Mike earned All-SCC Tier 3 honors at defensive back while leading the Yellowjackets as a senior captain last fall. Photo courtesy of Mike Caruso

East Haven Courier

Senior captain Calvin Nelson was a force in trenches for the East Haven football squad. Calvin earned a spot on the All-SCC Tier 3 team as a defensive lineman in his senior season. Photo courtesy of Calvin Nelson

Nelson Led the Line for the Easties

Published Jan. 16, 2020 04:26 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Shane Franklin is bringing a contagious work ethic to the floor as a senior captain for the East Haven boys’ basketball team this season. Photo courtesy of Shane Franklin

Franklin Steps into Leadership Role on the Court

Published Jan. 09, 2020 12:52 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Junior Carly Cordova threw down 150 kills in her first year as a varsity regular for the East Haven volleyball team. Carly will lead the Yellowjackets as one of their senior captains next season. Photo courtesy of Carly Cordova

Cordova Hit it Off with the Yellowjackets This Fall

Published Dec. 26, 2019 04:55 p.m.

After playing just 26 sets during her first two years as a member of the East Haven volleyball squad, Carly Cordova...

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East Haven Courier

Senior captain quarterback Tanner DiVito missed most of his senior season with a thumb injury. Despite that, Tanner still made a positive impact on the team as a leader and then worked his way back into action on special teams. Photo courtesy of Tanner DiVito

DiVito Helped the Easties Turn Things Around

Published Dec. 19, 2019 02:25 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Aby Brooks recently completed her freshman season with the East Haven-Wilbur Cross girls’ swimming team. She also swims for the Soundview YMCA Stingrays in Branford. Photo courtesy of Aby Brooks

Brooks Swims to Success as a Freshman

Published Dec. 12, 2019 01:43 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Diego Ortiz persevered through knee injuries during his career with the East Haven boys’ soccer team. This year, Diego enjoyed a healthy senior season while leading the Yelllowjackets as a captain. Photo courtesy of Diego Ortiz

East Haven Courier

Junior Kayla Goodrich has been a key contributor for East Haven volleyball squad, while bouncing between different positions in the lineup throughout the past three seasons. Photo courtesy of Kayla Goodrich

Goodrich is a True Team Player for the Easties

Published Nov. 28, 2019 09:29 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Sophomore Kaitlyn Kapinos is displaying great leadership skills at an early juncture in her career with the East Haven cheerleading team. Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Kapinos

East Haven Courier

Telmo Romero moved from forward to defense while serving as a senior captain for the East Haven boys’ soccer team this fall. Photo courtesy of Telmo Romero

Romero Never Backed Down from Challenges

Published Nov. 15, 2019 03:09 p.m.

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